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Research Professor Position at University of Virginia (Tibetan Studies)

Research Professor Position at University of Virginia (Tibetan Studies)

Country: USA
City: Charlottesville
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Research Assistant Professor of Tibetan Studies Position  at the University of Virginia, United States

Position summary

The Department of Religious Studies in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Virginia invites applications for a Research Assistant Professor in Tibetan Studies. The position holder will be performing scholarly activities revolving around Tibetan Buddhist contemplative traditions, including but not limited to a special focus on the rdzogs chen tradition. The incumbent will also be cataloging Tibetan literature, marking up Tibetan texts, writing English summaries of Tibetan texts, using text analysis tools to analyze Tibetan literature, to do a scholarly analysis of Tibetan texts and contemplative traditions and write up the results.  In addition to that, the person may need to teach courses in these areas.


The candidate for the position of Research Assistant Professor of Tibetan Studies  at the University of Virginia must have

  • Ph.D. in Tibetan Buddhist Studies with a focus on tantric traditions.
  • Fluency in classical Tibetan as well as in spoken/written English.
  • Strong knowledge of rdzogs chen tradition and its original literature.
  • Ability to write high-quality scholarly essays about Buddhist contemplative traditions and also experience with using technology to analyze Tibetan texts.
  • Requires residency in Charlottesville.

About the University of Virginia

The University of Virginia is a public research university in Charlottesville, Virginia, United States. It is famous for its historic foundations, student-run honor code, and secret societies. UVA is the flagship university of Virginia and home to Jefferson’s Academical Village, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The University of Virginia offers 121 majors across the eight undergraduate and three professional schools. Overall, the University of Virginia offers 48 bachelor’s degrees, 94 master’s degrees, 55 doctoral degrees, 6 educational specialist degrees, and 2 first-professional degrees (Medicine and Law) to its students. There are more than 35,000 students commencing studies in a wide range of faculties. In addition to that, as of 2013, the University of Virginia was one of only two public universities in the United States that had a Triple-A credit rating from all three major credit rating agencies.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline18 December,2019
Company NameUniversity of Virginia



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